'MEET THE PRESS' IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, NOV. 9 2008

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November 13th, 2008

via NBC press release:

Post-Election Broadcast Tops the Competition in Every Category Nationally and in Washington D.C. 

"Meet the Press" Continues to Post Double Digits Gains Compared to a Year Ago and Season-to-DateNEW YORK – November 13, 2008 – According to Nielsen Media Research data, "Meet the Press" was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. The Brokaw-moderated program was No. 1, averaging 4.485 million total viewers, +13 percent more (+508,000) than second place ABC's "This Week" 3.977 million, a +42 percent advantage (+1,330,000) over third place CBS' "Face the Nation" 3.155 million and a +210 percent lead (+3,036,000) over FOX News Sunday's 1.449 million. "Meet the Press" has now placed first in total viewers for 372 of the past 374 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage). On cable, the rebroadcasts of "Meet the Press" on MSNBC delivered an additional 1,037,000 total viewers outperforming CNN's "Late Edition" average of 1,031,000 total viewers. 

In Washington, D.C., "Meet the Press" beat the competition with 156,000 viewers (5.0/14HH), a +117 percent advantage over ABC's 72,000 viewers (2.6/7), a +77 percent lead over CBS's 88,000 viewers (2.9/8), and +49% more than FOX's 105,000 viewers (3.5/10). 

In homes nationally, the NBC program was No. 1, posting a 3.2 rating and 9 share. ABC came in second with a 2.8 rating and 8 share, CBS in third with a 2.2 rating and 6 share, and FOX placed last with a 1.0 rating and 3 share. "Meet the Press" has now placed first in households for 109 straight weeks and 469 of the past 470 weeks (when everyone is at full coverage). 

Among adults 25-54, the NBC Sunday morning show came in first with a 1.3 rating, ABC came in second with 1.2, CBS in third with 0.8 and FOX came in last with a 0.4. In rating A25-54, "Meet the Press" topped ABC by +8% (+1 tenth), CBS by +63% (+5 tenths) and FOX by +225% (+9 tenths). 

"Meet the Press" continues to be up double digits across-the-board compared to the same telecast a year ago and season-to-date. 

On its digital platforms, "Meet the Press'" generated more than 303,000 online video streams from November 9 through November 12, 2008. Traffic to www.mtp.msnbc.com was at more than 752,000 page views for that same time period. The "Meet the Press" video podcast (available at www.mtp.msnbc.com) remains the top ranked network Sunday Morning program podcast on iTunes for one year running. 

Last week's guests were Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair of the Obama transition team, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). The roundtable featured presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times.

 
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